Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cabin Fever & Garden Dreams

The calendar says spring, but Mother Nature has not been cooperating.  Last weekend, the promising glimpses of crocus and daffodil tips were once again hidden by a dusting of relentlessly white snow.  I’m so tired of the gray-and-white view from … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes with Whipped Coconut “Cream” and Agave-Macerated Strawberries (GF/DF)

I love lemon, especially lemon with poppyseeds, in any sort of baked goods: tea bread, scones, muffins, cookies, you name it.  Since many traditional bakery items are now off-limits to me thanks to their gluten and sugar content, I decided … Continue reading

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Trinbagonian Peppersauce & the Chile Pepper Conundrum

This recipe is my take on the ubiquitous peppersauce that turns up the gastronomic piquancy in Trinidad and Tobago cuisine.  It’s ridiculously easy to make, and bestows a complex flavor (not just heat) to a wide range of dishes.  The … Continue reading

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How I “Got Lucky”

A year ago this month I was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disease after two years of being sick enough to know something was wrong — truly wrong — beyond the usual suspects of overwork, lack of sleep, and “that … Continue reading

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Vegetable Pelau (Gluten-Free/Vegan)

You might have thought I’m finally over Trinidad & Tobago… but that’s actually not likely to happen any time soon.  Inspired by our visit, the Midwestern Gentleman and I are still spicing up our home cooking with the flavors of … Continue reading

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Sweet or Savory Crepes (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

The Midwestern Gentleman and I love a good crepe.  Our former favorite crepe recipe relies on whole wheat flour and buttermilk for a wonderful flavor, texture, and nutritional profile.  If you can tolerate gluten and dairy, then I highly recommend … Continue reading

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Tobago Cocoa Estate & Trinitario Chocolate

Remember my post on Crio Bru brewed cocoa, when I mentioned that the Gent and I would be visiting a cocoa plantation on our visit to Trinidad & Tobago?  Well, we actually did, and it was delightful!  I expected to … Continue reading

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